Our Workers' Compensation Practice
Workers' Compensation Law
It’s a sad reality that some employers knowingly or unknowingly subject their employees to unsafe working conditions. Unfortunately, when this happens, workers can suffer in more ways than one. From life-altering injuries that demand ongoing medical treatment to lost wages, workplace accidents can hurt employees physically, financially, and emotionally.
When Injury Strikes
Many injuries that happen at work are simple accidents. In these cases, you may be able to obtain workers compensation to alleviate some of the financial stress after you’ve been harmed. However, in limited circumstances, if you were injured because your employer knowingly exposed you to unsafe conditions or failed to take safety measures, you may be allowed to seek compensation by filing a lawsuit.
Moreover, if the negligence of a third party (a person or company other than your employer) contributed to causing your injury, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that party—even if you’re also receiving workers’ compensation benefits from your employer.
Exploring Your Rights
Sarantopoulos and Sarantopoulos, LLC can help you determine whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit against a third party or even against your employer. If you do, you may be able to recover damages for lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
After a workplace accident, you may feel as if you’re alone and without options. Don’t let these negative feelings consume you. Instead, empower yourself by contacting Sarantopoulos and Sarantopoulos, LLC for your initial consultation.
Local Attorneys Helping Residents Obtain Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Guiding Killingly, Danielson And Windham County Residents Through The Process
How will I provide for my family? This is always one of many immediate questions people who sustain work-related injuries initially ask. So many often say they simply cannot afford to get hurt at work — for financial and other reasons.
Fortunately, Connecticut's workers' compensation laws are here to help provide a safety net.
Types Of Benefits You Can Receive
In the event you sustain an injury or occupational disease while working within the scope of your employment, you are entitled to receive benefits under the law — regardless of fault. Such workers' comp benefits include but are not limited to:
Medical expenses, including doctor bills, medication, medical equipment and rehabilitation services
Transportation costs to and from doctor appointments
Lost wages due to the inability to work
Job retraining if you can no longer perform previous work responsibilities
Suffered A Work Injury? Why You Need A Lawyer.
It's important for all workers to know that the workers' comp laws and procedures are multifaceted. The process is much more complex than simply filing a workers' comp claim and immediately receiving benefits.
Employees often encounter strict procedural requirements that are far from straightforward. Some even face pushback and potential retaliation by their employers for filing a claim.
We are here to make sure that doesn't happen.
Our Approach At Sarantopoulos & Sarantopoulos, LLC
Born and raised in Killingly, our lead attorney Christian Sarantopoulos and his family have been helping injured workers for many years.
With over two decades of experience, Christian's ultimate goal is to protect injured workers in the community he has grown to love and respect, making sure they understand their rights under the law and receive the benefits to which they are entitled.
We know that employers have knowledgeable insurance consultants and a host of resources on their side. We aim to level the playing field by offering the same advocacy for you.
Reach Out To Our Staff
If you have suffered on-the-job back pain, a repetitive work injury or any other work-related injury, reach out to our office by calling 860-779-3919. We are happy to walk you through the workers' comp process step-by-step and answer your questions and concerns as they arise.